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Underscoring Educator Heroism During Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6, 2020

“Inarguably, the coronavirus pandemic has cast a spotlight on the pervasive inequity that characterizes public education in America. It also has illumined the vital roles that educators play. Every day, alongside families, educators are at the forefront, advancing children’s growth, development, and love of learning. Too often, however, especially among low-income communities and those marginalized […]

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Fostering a Laboratory of Learning From a Distance

April 20, 2020

Benita Moyers, a 2019 recipient of the NEA Foundation’s Awards for Teaching Excellence, is a Kindergarten teacher at Mt. Carmel Elementary in Huntsville, Ala. An expert in Google Classroom, Moyers is now assisting colleagues in her district to make the transition to online teaching and supporting their social-emotional well-being through an organization called the Happy Teacher […]

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Foundation Update April/May 2020

April 29, 2020

  NEA Foundation Announces COVID-19 Response Grants The NEA Foundation announced in April it will provide three new grant opportunities to support public educators’ emerging needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on teaching and learning. COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants will support educator-led initiatives to adapt to the unique circumstances during the summer months […]

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New Jersey Educator Encourages Mindfulness to Help Community Cope with Stress

April 8, 2020

Tara Lisciandro-Hornich is a veteran 18-year high school teacher at Matawan Regional High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey. For more than a decade, she has incorporated mindfulness activities into her own classroom routine. With the sudden change of circumstances due to COVID-19, she’s still using those activities in her online classroom and also leading […]

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